We were all published in the Columbia Chapter of Missouri Writer's Guild anthology, Well Versed.
Our road trip from St. Louis began at 11:30. We arrived in Columbia just after 2:00 p.m. for the launch of this book, an awards presentation, and author readings.
Lynn won Honorable Mention, and she read her non-fiction story before the group with passion and emotion. I also read my humorous essay, and Sioux closed the event with the delightful reading of her personal essay.
Afterwards we went out for late lunch and dined at an outdoor patio. Lynn's adult daughters, Rita and Jessica accompanied us. Our full day started at 11:30 and ended at 8:30 p.m. Lots of shared laughter and memories created. I am so grateful for this group of supportive women.